NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO – In early 2015, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office offered the parking lots of both of our law enforcement facilities, in Castle Rock and in Highlands Ranch, as a “safe haven” for making exchanges of items bought or sold on the internet. The transactions are not supervised by sheriff’s office staff, however we expect that designating the sheriff’s office as an exchange location this will be a deterrent for those who do not intend to complete the transaction as agreed.
The sheriff’s office has reserved four parking spaces at the Douglas County Justice Center, on the south west side of the parking lot, and two parking spaces at the Highlands Ranch Substation, directly across from the main entrance, as designated “Internet Purchase Exchange” locations. Although transactions continue to be the responsibility of the involved parties and the sheriff’s office will not supervise the transaction, the designated parking spaces are under video surveillance.
Sheriff Spurlock described the use of our parking lot as a “preventative measure to ensure there’s a safe place to allow buyers and sellers to conduct their business”.
The addresses for our law enforcement facilities are:
Douglas County Justice Center Highlands Ranch Sub Station
4000 Justice Way 9250 Zotos Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126